On 25 August 2020, the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) released guidelines on what to do if a child becomes ill with a respiratory tract infection. Among other things, the guidelines explain when it is appropriate to bring a child to a coronavirus test and when it is okay for children to return to schools and daycares.
The City of Helsinki will adhere to the new THL instructions. It has informed parents and guardians of Helsinki students of the guidelines.
The new guidelines for coronavirus testing of children can be found at the THL website